Top Picks for 2021 College Football DFS – Week 11 (November 13th)
The DFS lineups are catching fire as Thanksgiving weekend is quickly approaching. Many teams only have three games remaining on their slate.
The bowl berths will start getting announced, and players must leave everything out on the field now. If they come up short and miss the postseason, the hope is they put together their best performances of the season in November.
Here is your top college football DFS picks for the Week 11 slate of games.
Caleb Williams, QB, Oklahoma ($10,000)
There may not be a better option for the rest of this season at quarterback than the Oklahoma gunslinger. Williams seems to be the best combination of a runner and passer since Kyler Murray. The lofty expectations of playing quarterback at Oklahoma have been insane.
Heisman winners and competing for national titles is a yearly challenge. The program is 0-4 with an 18 point per defeat in their College Football Playoff appearances. Williams can hopefully change that with his talents.
Williams has been on fire lately, and we should continue to see the Oklahoma offense rank among the hottest squads in the country. The Heisman hopeful would love to hang a 50-burger on Baylor if possible.
While he may not post the best game ever, he has been putting together a great past few weeks. Williams is a solid play for three or four touchdowns and over 300 yards of offense.
Hassan Haskins, RB, Michigan ($7,500)
Michigan is in the thick of things for a Big Ten East division crown. They have yet to even appear in the Big Ten title game since it began in 2011.
The Wolverines are going to go down with their best weapons. Harbaugh has gone through too much frustration and disappointment over the years.
The stud back that can carry the Maize and Blue to the promised land is Hassan Haskins. He has toted the ball like an NFL performer this season. His recent success makes for a great play against the Penn State defense. Here are some reasons to lean with one of the top rushers in the Big Ten.
- Penn State No. 50 Run Defense: 137.2 yards per game
- Penn State No. 40 Total Defense: 350.8 yards per game
- 27 carries, 188 total yards, and 1 TD vs. Indiana
Michigan is one of nine teams that is averaging over 230 yards per game on the ground. Haskins is one of the top reasons why they have dominated the line of scrimmage. The health and status of backup Blake Corum are in question as well. He is the speedster that needs the ball in space since he can make defenders miss, but Haskins will run over the opposition.
A one-player wrecking crew is a bonus for the Michigan offense. There is no stopping him at the goal-line due to his size, strength, and vision. The ability of the Wolverine defense should also allow for a great field position with opportunities to have a solid day on the ground. In a must for Michigan, Haskins is the player to target.
If you are interested in taking a wager on Michigan this week, be sure to check out our top predictions for Week 11 that involve the Wolverines.
Breece Hall, RB, Iowa State ($9,500)
Hall has been an absolute superstar for the Cyclones, and he is among the top 10 favorites to win the Heisman despite playing on a three-plus loss squad. Iowa State leans on their ground game to set them up for success, and we should see Hall find ways to run roughshod over the Texas Tech defense.
The ranks are where you want them, for taking a player with a price as high as Bryce Hall. Iowa State could potentially score 40 points in this matchup, giving Hall a chance to bring home some prizes for you. Lean with a player that is getting a heavy workload with upside.
- 124.6 yards per game (No. 3 in FBS)
- 198 carries (No. 6 in FBS)
- 14 rushing TD (T-6 in FBS)
Chris Olave, WR, Ohio State ($6,600)
The Ohio State number three receiver in terms of yards leads the team in touchdowns. Throughout his career, he has been as consistent as any wideout. Look at what he has accomplished thus far in his days in Columbus. He has been an absolute star.
- 2018: 3 Touchdowns
- 2019: 12 Touchdowns
- 2020: 7 Touchdowns
- 2021: 10 Touchdowns
Olave has been one of the more consistent DFS performers all season. He runs crisp routes and lacks the drops that many starting wideouts have in heated competition. I am banking on the Buckeye receiver to have the opportunity of finding the end zone a few times this weekend.
The Purdue defense has kept them in plenty of games this season, but the Buckeye offense will be the most explosive they have seen all year. The consistency from certain players is why we have high standards for them. He is ready to become the most productive Buckeye wideout in program history.
- David Boston: 34 receiving touchdowns
- Chris Olave: 32 receiving touchdowns
- Devin Smith: 30 receiving touchdowns
- Cris Carter: 27 receiving touchdowns
Olave may not have over 1,200 yards this season or 100 receptions, but the stud sure knows how to make reservations for six.
Xavier Hutchinson, WR, Iowa State ($7,400)
The Cyclones have been inconsistent this season. After receiving plenty of preseason praise with a Top 10 ranking, it has never been easy. After a few disappointing losses in September, the Clones have brought back their expectations down to earth.
Before Matt Campbell took over, reaching a bowl was like getting to the Super Bowl. After the sensational campaign last season, many thought they would easily win double-digit games before Thanksgiving. While that is no longer likely, they can still rely on their top playmakers in favorable matchups.
The Texas Tech defense is horrible and is up there with the worst in the FBS. Iowa State should pick apart their secondary. The ranks are dreadful entering this Big 12 clash in Week 11.
- Pass Defense: No. 107 (260.9 yards per game, ninth in Big 12)
- Total Defense: No. 84 (402.6 yards per game, seventh in Big 12)
- Scoring Defense: No. 109 (33.0 points per game, ninth in Big 12)
These are great numbers for Iowa State to take advantage of, thanks to their stars. Breece Hall, Charlie Kolar, and Brock Purdy have all been successful over their careers. The program has won five straight over the Red Raiders while averaging 33.6 points per game.
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Marvin Mims, WR, Oklahoma ($6,400)
The star wideout has been Mims lately, and he is most likely to post gaudy numbers. In two of the past four games, he has gone off against the Big 12. If he can come anywhere close to these numbers, you have yourself a bargain at $6,400.
- Four receptions for 135 yards and two scores against Texas Tech
- Five receptions for 136 yards and two scores against Texas
The Sooners’ offense has been able to get back to lighting the scoreboard up with the improved play of Caleb Williams. He has been one of the top signal-callers since he took over for Spencer Rattler.
The value is nearing a sleeper selection, but Mims has an exceptional ceiling. The Oklahoma offense has been humming, and we should see a few players reap the benefits.
The Baylor defense has been solid in the trenches. However, they have been struggling on the back end in recent weeks. In their recent upset loss in Fort Worth, Chandler Morris had a field day and connected with Quentin Johnston early and often.
- Chandler Morris: 461 yards passing with two passing touchdowns
- Quentin Johnston: Five receptions for 142 yards and one score
If TCU can make the Baylor defense look silly, then Oklahoma is capable of stringing together some successful drives that result in six points. Bank on the top passing option for the Sooners to haul in a few winning plays for your lineup.
Week 11 College Football Advice
There is a shortlist of other performers on DraftKings I would keep close tabs on before kickoff. At quarterback, Tanner Mordecai of SMU is an excellent option.
At running back, Deuce Vaughn is a stud that has shined for the Wildcats. The ability he has shown as a runner and as a receiver out of the backfield has been impressive.
Lastly, I have my eyes on a star-studded wide receiver. Charleston Rambo has been going off against ACC opponents, and the Florida State pass defense has been abysmal this season. Fire up Rambo in a potential shootout in Tallahassee. Be sure to enjoy all the games this weekend as the season continues to wind down.